My mindless babble
Oct. 19th, 2008
06:09 pm - almost a year later
I noticed it's been almost a year since the last time I posted. Much has changed.
I moved out of my little place in February to be roommates with Dayna. But her sister decided to sell the house so we had to move. April 9th was moving day. Devlin came down the night before, we were going to go out but I had an awful pain in my abdomen so we spent the night at Cape Coral Hospital Emergency Room. They gave me pain pills, told me to call a doctor in the morning and sent me home. I figured if they were sending me home it couldn't be too bad. I slept all day on the 9th while Devlin and David moved my stuff, all day the 10th on the floor when Devlin moved my bed, I don't remember being moved into the new place and then slept most of the 11th when I finally called to make an appointment with the doctor. I saw Dr. Fleichman on Saturday April 12th and after reading my records from the ER he informed me that my pain was from a watermelon sized mass in my abdomen and he just couldn't figure out why they sent me home. I was admitted to HealthPark Hospital that day and had a 35 pound tumor removed on April 13th. It was attached to my left ovary. No cancer!! I spent 6 days in the hospital and then 6 weeks at home before I could go back to work. The whole time Devlin and his Mom took great care of me. They stayed at the hospital in the most uncomfortable chairs on earth and then stayed at my new place. Cindy eventually went home but Devlin has stayed (on and off, he still spends some days in Pt Charlotte)Everything is normal now, I don't think I have any side effects from the surgery or the tumor. Comparing how I feel now to pre surgery I notice some things that I felt that most likely were due to the tumor, but it didn't really cause any trouble until that one day. It must have been growing there a long time because of the size.
Things with Devlin are great. I'm very happy with him. This is very different from any other relationship or dating situation I've ever been in. It feels good to finally have someone. And we beat my poor record of 5 months. I met him August 21st last year and I guess I would consider us really together sometime around November . . . maybe? I don't really know.
Work is ever changing which really means it's all just the same. Change is the only thing you can always count on around here. I still love my job, it just seems like every few years things get shaken up. And most people land in new places or they fall off. Still getting overtime. But not as much. And I haven't done 11 day stretches in a very long time.
Mom is doing well. The divorce is final and now she's officially dating her even younger ex brother-in-law. She's happy so I'm happy for her. I can't say I'm his biggest fan. But he makes her happy so I guess he's not all that bad.
The first weekend of November Devlin and I are going on a road trip. We're driving up to South Carolina. My dad's side of the family will all be there to see the Waterhouse car. So Devlin gets to meet my dad and grandparents and uncles and aunts and cousins and my brother. This will be interesting! I'm not nervous . . . really, I just want them to like him. Ultimatly I like him no matter what their opinions are . . . but I can't help but hope. I know he would get along great with my mom and her side of the family. But Dad's side is a bit more conservative. And may not get his sense of humor.
I guess that's it for now.
Nov. 9th, 2007
08:31 pm - life
I've moved again . . . I have my own place now. It's tiny! Seriously, it's two rooms and a bathroom. I like it. I need to move my turtle into an aquarium instead of the plastic pond she's been in. That will take up less space and be a little nicer to look at. Hopefully easier to clean. And then I need to get a bigger home for my tortoises.
I've been working like crazy lately. Normally I work 4 days a week 10 hours a day. That gives me 3 days off every week. But since we never have coverage for vacations I end up working extra to cover other people. A few weeks ago I worked 11 days in a row. I'm currently on a 6 day stretch, one 8 hour day and five 10 hour days in a row. SUCKS! My schedule is switching so now my days off will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I still work every weekend.
Love life? Well the interest mentioned in the last post (Shaun) lasted about 3 1/2 months, but we were never technically a couple. He moved away and I met someone else. It seems to be moving along pretty well . . . only time will tell I guess. There is suspicion that Shaun had some kind of fling with a friend of mine but that has not been confirmed so I'm letting it go. I know for a fact that George (ex) has a huge crush on this same friend. Seems to be a trend. I guess I can use this to my advantage to weed out the scum from the guys actually worth my time.
My mom is going through the worst break up of her life. Her and my step-dad are getting a divorce. It's pretty hard on her. I wish I could do something more to help her but I don't know where to start. I know she's stronger than she thinks, she'll get through this.
May. 3rd, 2007
12:42 pm - What?
Well, a lot has changed since I last wrote.
I did go to Disney with George, I had a great time! But when we got back he just stopped talking to me. I called him 4 times and after a month I figured it was over. I talked to the friends that introduced us and learned that this is not new behavior for him. Apparently he has done this before. I just ran into him last week, the first time in almost 3 months. He claims that I stopped talking to him . . . . Hello!!?? I told him that I called him 4 times and he never called back. He says "I only had one missed call from you" Ok, if I called him one time or a million times shouldn't matter. He acknowledges that I called him at least once and he has STILL not called me back! It was over anyway. We really didn't have much in common. It seemed like every time I said I liked something he said he didn't like it.
Me: I love Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Him: I'll never watch that
Me: I wish I could have a farm with goats and ducks and all kinds of cute animals
Him: I don't like animals
Me: I love [insert music here]
Him: I don't like that
I understand the attraction to opposites but this was just not a compatible relationship on any level. So it's done. After we talked and I said that I had no problem being his friend. I think he thought that was his window back in. He kept calling me sweetie and trying to kiss me and putting his hand on my back. No! You can't just ignore me for 3 months and think that everything is back to where it was just because I say I don't have a grudge against you. Besides . . . I'm interested in someone else. I didn't tell him this because it's really none of his business. I did happpen to run into this new someone the same night and sort of accidentally made out with him in front of George. Well . . . I didn't accidentally make out with him, but I didn't do it to put on a show for George. I hoped to make out with him that night before I even knew George was there. Either way I think he got the idea that we're really not getting back together.
The new interest . . . he's nice! Not much to say about him right now but I suppose I'll post an update sometime within the next 3 months.
In other news, my brother was arrested and fired for shoplifting at Target! Yeah! That was a little over a month ago. Since then he found a new job and is probably not going to be evicted from his apartment. He seems to be doing pretty good. Strange, but he doesn't have that weird tone in his voice that tells me something is not quite right. Maybe he's balanced out for a bit. I don't know.
I guess that's it for now.
Dec. 16th, 2006
08:26 pm - Life in general
Next week is finals! Yippee! And I'm pretty sure I'm only taking 2 classes next semester and both are online. That will save time and gas money! Now all I have to do is adopt the will power to keep up with online classes. Not that they are more difficult than the regular class but I tend to forget about school when I'm not required to make a physical appearance.
Clyde update: He got busy with work and didn't talk to me for over a month and I met someone new.
George! He's really nice. 28 years old, only child, born and raised in Lee county, his Mom is the only family he has in this world. Has a job and a car, what kind of either have ever been all that important to me as long as he's able to take care of himself. And he makes me happy! No one has ever been this nice to me. We made plans to go to Disney in February. I've never been able to make plans with a guy that far in advance so I'm a bit nervous about it.
In other news, Christmas is coming so I spent money buying people things that I hope they will like and then my car died! Well, I don't think it's really dead but it won't start. I hope it's not going to be super expensive to fix it. Even if it's cheap I won't have the money to do it until after Christmas. I even half considered returning the stuff I bought for people but I just can't do it. So I'm currently bumming rides from friends. I don't like having to depend on other people but at the moment I don't have much of a choice. I think I need to start figuring out a way to get a newer car. All though at the rate I'm going with this one it will eventually have all new parts.
I guess that's it for now.
Sep. 30th, 2006
04:54 pm - girl meets boy
So I finally met Clyde. He's really nice, and taller than me (which seems to be rare). We were downtown with Dayna, James, Lynette and Jackie. (There were other people there too.) Anyway we got to talk and hang out and he seems really nice. I hope we get to meet up agaian sometime but since his days off are Thursday and Friday and I work all day Thursday and Friday this might take some effort.
School is moving right along. My computer teacher asked if I want to be a TA next semester. I'm not a CIT major so I don't know if I really can be. They need help so bad that I don't think that will be an issue. If it fits into my schedule next semester I just might do it. It pays, not much I'm sure but a little extra is always nice.
Lynette and Jackie's dogs are driving me bonkers! I got home Thursday after work and one of the two of them peed a lake in the middle of the living room and a little on my bed! I know it wasn't my dog because she would have to pee all day in the exact same spot to make a puddle that big. Separate they are both fairly well behaved. Together they are monsters! It's like having 2 year old children running wild through the house. And if they are put into their kennels Brody (Jackie's dog) barks constantly! In fact he thought Monday (my day off) at 5:30am was a great time to start barking this week. I don't enjoy running around my house screaming like a maniac. I bet my neighbors hate me!
Sep. 23rd, 2006
05:57 pm - just another day
Tomorrow I'm going to see The Strokes with Josie and her hubby. That will be fun!! And next month The Yeah Yeah Yeah's are playing in FL and Josie already has our tickets! That's going to be great!
Lynette's "friend" is now her girlfriend. Which is pretty cool because I think she's awesome and I've never liked anyone that Lynette was with. Not that I had strong feelings against most of them but there was always some reason that we just didn't get along. And not that it matters if I like who Lynette is with but she always asks me what I think so I tell her.
Clyde finally called me. He works with Lynette and she has been talking to me about him for about a year now. I finally told her either he calls me or she stops talking about him. Even shy people can use the phone. So far he seems really nice. I can't say we have a lot in common but who knows, stranger situations have worked out before.
I want a vacation. One where I just disappear from the world. even if it's just a couple days. And I want a new tattoo!
Sep. 4th, 2006
03:32 pm - moody
I have been so angry the past few days! This is not normal for me. I don't even feel like leaving the house! Not that there is anything to do even if I did leave the house. Josie works tonight so she's most likely sleeping, Dayna lives in Lehigh and it feels like a million miles away, Patty is sick with the summer cold from hell; I haven't talked to Tara in so long I don't even know what she's doing and Lynette is attached at the hip to her new . . . "friend". Whatever! Plus I'm watching my god-son today so going anywhere means dragging a carseat, stroller and diaper bag around . . . oh and the baby too. I think if I ever have kids I just might become a hermit just to avoid carrying around all the crap that babies need.
I have to buy a new phone. I guess I could do that today; if the store is even open. I had AT&T Go phone until Cingular bought AT&T so now I have Cingular. I have no complaints about the service. But I've had my current phone for 2 years and since it started as att I have to get a new one because cingular is going to disconnect it. (am I making sense?) Anyway, I really want the Razor but I think it's a bit more that I should be spending on phone. But if I settle for a phone I don't really like I will hate it and eventually end up buying the one I do want. Spending more money in the long run! And I have really tried to like the other phones I've compared them all and I still really like the Razor (except for the price).
I'm supposed to be taking yoga with Patty and Lynette. That should be interesting.
Oo and later this month I'm going to see The Strokes!! Yippee that puts me in a happier mood. and next month I'm going to see the Yeah Yeah Yeah's!!!!!! I've gone to a ton of concerts this year! I love it! I want to go to Magnolia Fest in October but I don't see that happening. That's ok, the only band I really wanted to see there was The Duhks. And maybe they will tour after Magnolia Fest. . . I hope!
I guess that's all I have to say for now. Not much else important or interesting going on.
May. 3rd, 2006
A beautiful 3 days off of work and I have accomplished . . . not much. But the third day is not over yet, maybe I will clean my room. It's not even my room that's so messy but my closet. I still have boxes to go through. I think, since I haven't really needed most of it since September I should be able to get rid of a lot of it. I hope. Just because I have the closet space does not mean I need to keep so much crap!
43 days until Bonnaroo! I can't wait. We (Dayna, Josie and I) are trying to set up a meeting time so we can discuss what we need and who is bringing it. I'm really excited about it. Last I counted there were over 80 bands confirmed to be there. Plus the comedy tent and all of the other activites. Bonnaroo is going to be great. If only I knew of a way I could stay awake the whole time so I don't have to miss any of it. I know that's not going to happen though.
I just finished reading "When Rabbit Howls" what an interesting story. It is amazing what the mind will do to protect itself from the extreme abuse this woman endured as a child. And to think that the man who did it never went to jail and wasn't even punished in any way. That's scary. It makes me wonder how many people like him are walking around society. Speaking of . . . Lynette did a sex offender search and found out that there are 23 known sex offenders in a 2 mile radius of our house. Scary!
I suppose that's enough of an update for now.
Jan. 21st, 2006
09:20 pm - I'm alive (barely)
So . . . it think it's been forever since I've written anything here. What's new . . . work, school, work, school, sleep, work, school. That is a summary of my life the past 6 months. I had a beautiful 22 days off between semesters. I still had to work but that's ok.
My family is driving me crazy, that's not new. Since my brother's mental snap in Kentucky he has been living with our dad in Michigan. That's a shaky situation! When he moved in Dad was behind on every single household bill. There was no gas therefore he didn't have hot water, working stove, working oven, working dryer or working heater. And this was in early fall when cold times were on the way. Brian put up a lot of money to get everything in order even though the bills were piled up from long before he even thought about moving up there. Brian got a job and has kept it, I'm so proud of him. He has 1 year before he can get his driver's license back. So he has to depend on co-workers and Dad to get him to and from work. When he's not at work he sits at home alone watching tv or on the internet. That's his entire life. God forbid Dad actually pause his busy schedule of work and time with his girlfriend to stop in and spend some time with Brian. As a result of this almost complete isolation Brian calls me and Mom almost daily. And gives us guilt trips when we can't drop our lives to talk to him. Aaaaggh!! Last week Brian and Dad had a fight. Some how Andrea (Dad's girlfriend) got involved in the screaming and said something about Mom. She's never met my mom so she has no right to even bring her up in a conversation. Not to mention that she had no reason to be involved in Brian and Dad's argument. The next day Brian has to call Mom and tell her all about it. Then Mom calls me to tell me all about it. And then Brian has to call and tell me all about it. Then Dad calls me to tell me all about it. Then Mom calls me (drunk as usual) to ask if I talked to Brian yet. I told her I had talked to him and dad. That's when she got mad at me for not calling her and telling her all about it. Further more how dare I not keep an exact script of both conversations to report to her. Why do they insist on getting me involved in their problems? Sometimes I just wish tht I could disappear!
My schedule at work has changed, again. I no longer have my very own desk. I'll be working at the south house. I have to share a desk with the rest of the staff that work in that office, no big deal. My new schedule is: Thursday - Sunday 7am - 6pm. Which kinda sucks because I work every weekend. But it works very well with my school schedule. I have school all day Tuesday. So, now I'll have all day Monday and Wednesday to myself. I'll most likely spend most of the day doing homework. But isn't that what I'm supposed to do anyway? I suppose my luck could be worse.
I want a purple clay chinese tea set. And then I want to organize my porch and have people come over and drink tea. That would be so nice. All though I bet only Dayna would be really interested in coming over to drink tea. . .
I've been vegan for 9 weeks today! Yippee! It's not as hard as most people think it is. I've decided that this is what I want to do and I'm going to do it. It's not like I can't eat whatever I want. I've chosen to be picky.
Well, I guess that's it for now. Maybe I'll write again in 6 months or less.
Sep. 10th, 2005
01:14 pm - Busy
I've been busy!!! I finished my first semester of school. I got an A in both classes!!! Sept 8th I started my second semester. Health Records, Outpatient Coding and Pathophysiology. WooHoo!
I have a puppy now. She a black and tan Chihuahua. She looks like a tiny Rotti! I named her Eisa. She's a monster! So sweet when she's asleep or sleepy. But when she's awake she NEVER stops!!! I spend most of my time trying to wear her out so she'll sleep! Just another reminder that I'm not ready to have kids just yet.
I'm moving, again! Lynette and I are going to be roommates! We found a 2bedroom/2bathroom triplex. All tile floors, laundry room, garage. I love it. I just wish we were able to move when we were supposed to. Originally we were going to move in August 15th. But the current residents couldn't move out because their house wasn't ready. So it got pushed back to September 1st. But once again they couldn't leave so it's moved to September 15th. What a pain an the bum! I feel bad telling them they have to get out, I imagine if they had somewhere else to go they would have already left. I don't have to be out of my current place until the end of September so I don't feel right telling them they have to go. So we wait!
I guess that's it! My life keeps me pretty busy but when it's all written out it looks awfully boring. Oh well!
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